Consider how many laundry baskets and hampers you need for shuttling dirty clothing to the washing machine.
Do you have some laundry baskets that have become catch-alls for stuff that needs to be put away? If you walk through your home with this basket at the end of the day putting away items, great. If there’s a layer of dust on the items because they never get put away, consider that both the basket and its contents may be unnecessary.
If the basket is broken or cracked, you may still be able to use it, but clothing may get snagged and damaged.
I heard the story of a woman who put multiple hampers in her bedroom, bathroom, and closet to encourage her husband to toss his dirty clothes in a hamper instead of on the floor. Alas, he did not develop a new habit.
If this task doesn’t apply to you: Take an item off your to-do list. Either do a brief activity or cross something off your list that’s been there for more than 6-months (and that you are realizing you won’t just do)
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.